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22 July 2009

Reuters

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats stood up to the powerful gun lobby on Wednesday and rejected legislation to permit firearm owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines. A majority of the 100-member Senate voted in favor of the measure, but backers fell two short of the required 60 votes agreed to by both parties for passage. While the gun lobby won two legislative battles earlier this year in Congress, it lost this one amid opposition by police, big city... (GunPolicy.org)

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